Vaccines play an important role in protecting you in every stage of life. Whether you’re 7 or 70, vaccines can lower your risk of developing or catching certain diseases. Sadly, however, not many seniors get the appropriate vaccinations for their age.
This National Immunization Awareness Month, we, at Active Home HealthCare Services, Inc. — a provider of professional Homemaker Services in Oak Lawn, Illinois — are sharing this list of vaccines every senior over 65 should consider to improve their protection disease and illness.
- COVID-19 Vaccine
As more COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to the public, people are encouraged to get vaccinated to help slow the spread and minimize a person’s likelihood of infection.
Contact your primary healthcare provider or physician to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Influenza Vaccine
Everyone aged six months and older is recommended to get the influenza vaccine with special emphasis on people who are aged 65 and older, as well as patients with certain medical conditions.
Getting the flu vaccine decreases your chances of getting the disease.
- Pneumonia Vaccine
Pneumonia can be very serious for people with advanced ages, although Home Health Aides in Illinois can make the experience a little more bearable than otherwise. Getting both the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (to be taken one year apart) is recommended for seniors over the age of 65.
- Even Healthy People Need to Get Vaccinated
Most people with a relatively healthy disposition tend to forgo vaccinations. What you should know is that vaccines function as an extra line of defense against illnesses and disease that would otherwise wreak havoc in your body, thereby compromising your health. Schedule yourself and your loved ones for vaccination today!